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Photos: Didn't manage to see the blood moon last night? Here is what you missed...

If you have been asleep for the last eight hours here is what you missed.

HAVING TO STAY up most of the night didn’t deter people across Ireland from getting out to see last night’s blood moon.

The rare total lunar eclipse happened between 2am and 6am last night and saw the moon turn a blood red colour and appear brighter and bigger than usual.

For individuals who didn’t manage to get up in time there is some bad news in store.

We’re not likely to have another total eclipse of the moon visible from an Irish sky until 20 December 2029.

If you didn’t manage to get out and see it, here is what you missed…

blood moon - 1 This picture of the blood moon was taken on an iPhone 6S Source: Piyanuch Chanphet

blood moon - 2 The blood moon as seen in Cavan Source: Julie Corcoran

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